IP Address Question when tethering iPhone....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I have a question regarding my IP address when tethering with my iPhone....

    When tethering with my iPhone and i do an IP lookup on WhatismyIP.com

    it says : 32.175.0.175

    But then when i go into Network System Prefs it says

    IP address : 192.168.20.2 ?

    Which one of these is my IP that outsiders see and is the correct IP ?
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  2. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    32.175.0.175 is what others will see on the 'outside'.

    192.168.20.2 is what your 'internal' IP is -- and won't be reachable from outside your local network.
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Thanks! So, is there any chance somebody can
    see the IP address : 192.168.20.2 ?
     
  4. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Only if they're at your house, I think. 192.168 network is designed by international standards to be unreachable from rest of the world, no matter where you are.
     
  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks again, I'm still trying to understand the difference
    between external and internal IP addresses.
     

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